A network of gratitude

A network of gratitude

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  As I’ve written before, I’m a runner. The first weekend in September found me at the starting line of one of the tougher mountain 100-milers in the US, the Wastach 100. It more than lived up to it’s billing and,...
Even with abundance there need not be waste

Even with abundance there need not be waste

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:   Several years ago, as one of my annual goals, I decided to read a poem a day. Thankfully, there’s a free service (donate if you like them!) from poets.org called “poem a day” that gets emailed to me every...
48 million going hungry in the US

48 million going hungry in the US

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  Labor Day, along with Thanksgiving, is one of my favorite holidays. I’m a big believer in the dignity of work and how it brings so much more benefit than just income. Pride, satisfaction and being a productive...
Because I Can

Because I Can

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  It’s not often that pragmatism and inspiration come in the same package, yet I often find both when I read Seth Godin. A recent post of his was no exception:   Treating people with kindness One theory says...
Rockstar Donor: Halina Walters

Rockstar Donor: Halina Walters

Meet Halina Walters.  Halina is 11 years old and lives in the Bay Area in Northern California.  Halina recently asked her mother if she could do something philanthropic for her birthday in-lieu of gifts.  She had heard about kids in other countries and in our own that...

What Do We Need From Haiti?

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster: Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Haiti with Soles4Souls for the fourth time in less than two years.  I was joined by an amazing group of people who have collected more than 200,000 pairs of shoes in...

Pat’s Haiti Journal: Part II

This is part 2 of Pat’s trip to Haiti: May 21, 2014: Wednesday Awoke during the night.  Where am I really?  Right. Haiti. Soles4Souls. This was a choice, Pat.  Take it all in.  Relish your time here.  Give back your blessings. OMG! A cold shower.  I kept running...

Pat’s Haiti Journal: Part I

Pat traveled with us to Haiti last month. She journaled every day and was kind enough to share her personal journey with us. Below, you will find the honest and raw account of a Soles4Souls international distribution trip. If you’ve ever wondered what a trip...

The “Haves” and “Have Nots”

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster: This week I’ve been reading William Easterly’s The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.  It’s a little above my head as I’m not a development economist...

Having a Purpose Matters

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster: Sometimes I’m not sure what I’m doing on Twitter. It hosts an incredible amount of information and I’ve not invested enough time to figure out the best ways to filter it.  But I do pay attention to a...